Originally Posted by Downhilldai
I have exactly the same boat & motor, which I set-up with 30mm offset and the cav plate 40mm above the planing pad.
Originally Posted by 1978SeaRider
The engine is offset 1inch.
The Cavitation Plate is 1 & 1/4inch Above the hull line.
The prop is a Mercury Lazer II and is a 19P... and has 48-16544 on it.
There engine is fitted with 1 inch to spare on the top of the transome.
Downhilldai... is this the same as yours ??
Err, no, but not too far off.
I've also run the motor 20mm lower and had none of the problems you're experiencing.
Keep an eye on the water pressure if you experiment with raising the motor further. I reckon you may get some prop slip in tight turns if you do.